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# democrats

Last month
January 2023
# kevin mccarthy
Explainer: Why can't the House of Representatives elect a speaker?
Twenty hardline Republicans are blocking their party’s candidate, Kevin McCarthy.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: The radicals are wreaking havoc on Capitol Hill
Our columnist looks at the chaos in the US Congress as Republicans spar over the election of a speaker.
Last year
2022
# US Senate
Raphael Warnock wins Georgia election runoff, giving Democrats an outright US Senate majority
There will be divided government, however, with Republicans having narrowly flipped House control.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Brace yourselves for the return of Trump - but is he still relevant?
Our columnist looks at the return of the brash politician and asks if he can really pull off another White House win.
# US Midterms
Pelosi to step down as Speaker as Republicans set to retake US House of Representatives
The California Democrat rose to become the nation’s first woman to wield the speaker’s gavel.
# US Midterms
US Democrats celebrate Senate win over distraught Republicans
Retaining a Senate majority is a major boon for President Joe Biden as he seeks to keep his policy agenda on track.
# Midterms
US Democrats close in on Senate majority as counts continue
Midterms traditionally deliver a rejection of the party in power but Republicans did not perform as well as expected.
# Midterms
Biden hits campaign trail in final uphill push to salvage Democrats
Biden will end the trip in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania, alongside the still popular former president Barack Obama
Voices
Larry Donnelly: The economy and independents will dictate the outcome of the US midterms
Our columnist looks ahead to the contentious midterms coming up.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: There are two conflicting narratives emerging ahead of the US midterms
Our columnist looks at the key battles in the US ahead of November’s vote.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Garth Brooks can't fix US politics, but he deserves credit for taking a stance
Our columnist looks at Ireland’s favourite country and western singer and finds Brooks has a lot more political depth than you might expect.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Conservatives may need an antidote to Trump, but Cheney isn't it
Fresh from a visit to his home city of Boston, our columnist looks at the latest waves in US politics.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Are we seeing rays of hope for Democrats?
Our columnist says surprising abortion votes and the fact that Republicans have an issue with Trump could sway things for Democrats.
Voices
Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'
Caoimhín De Barra says threats to safety on campus are always on your mind when you work as a teacher in the US.
# US
Trump suffers stinging losses in Georgia Republican contests
Governor Brian Kemp easily defeated Donald Trump’s hand-picked challenger in the critical swing state.
# Abortion Rights
US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail
Democrats were due to lead the vote in a bid to pin down Republicans on the deeply divisive issue ahead of crucial midterm elections.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections
Our columnist says Republicans in the US are agitating around the culture wars to energise their base ahead of the US midterms in November.
All time
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Republicans and Democrats need to play the next election cycle very carefully
Our columnist says Democrats were bruised by recent elections and he now has this advice for both parties…
# Virginia
Republican win in Virginia 'shows potency of the culture wars' in US politics
It was expected to be a comfortable Democratic win but became a toss-up in the closing days of the campaign.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: What might Tuesday’s elections in the US hold in store?
Voters in a number of states and municipalities will choose officials to represent them at a range of different levels.
# democrats
Obama warns of Republican threat to democracy in US battleground Virginia
Democrat Terry McAuliffe has seen his lead extinguished in recent polls.
US agrees to extend debt ceiling to avoid catastrophic credit default
Chuck Schumer announced the breakthrough today after hours of negotiations in Congress.
# US Senate
Democrats fight to save Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin refused to vote in favour of Biden’s plan.
# Data
US Justice Department seeks internal investigation on seizure of Democrats’ data
Trump’s administration seized phone records of at least 12 people connected to the House Intelligence Committee.
# ny governor
Biden declines to join other Democrats in calling for Cuomo resignation
Several leading Democrats have urged New York’s governor to quit over allegations of sexual harassment which he denies.
# Senate
Biden and Democrats prevail as US senate approves Covid relief bill
The 1.9 trillion dollar package was approved by a 50-49 vote along party lines.
# United States
US house passes $1.9 trillion dollar pandemic relief bill
Democrats said the faltering economy and the loss of half a million lives demanded quick action.
# impeachment trial
McConnell says Trump 'practically, morally responsible' for provoking Capitol riots - but voted to acquit him
The five-day trial concluded last night as expected – with most Republicans declaring Trump not guilty.
# qanon
US Republican who spread conspiracy theories thrown off congress committees
Nearly all Republicans voted against the move but none defended Greene’s lengthy history of outrageous social media posts.
# qanon
Republicans say they will stand by congresswoman who supported bizarre conspiracy theories
There have been calls for Marjorie Taylor Greene to be punished for her online embrace of racist views and bizarre conspiracy theories.
# marjorie taylor greene
Radical US Republican under fire over social media posts signalling support for execution of Democrats
Marjorie Taylor Greene also posted a video of herself confronting a school shooting survivor, calling him a “coward”.
# White House
Trump's sudden demands and refusal to sign key bill could shut down the US government on Monday
Washington is now hurtling toward a crisis with Covid aid about to collapse, as the president is at his Mar-a-Lago club for Christmas.
# US Election
Here's what you need to know about the US Senate and House post-election
The Democrats look unlikely to flip the Senate, as some had predicted.
# Final Stretch
Joe Biden and Donald Trump criss-cross key states in final hours of the campaign
Joe Biden still retains a lead ahead of Trump, according to the polls.
# senate hearings
Trump's Supreme Court choice Amy Coney Barrett looks nailed on for Senate approval after tense week
It’s very likely that Barrett will take her seat on the US Supreme Court prior to the 3 November election.
# US
Donald Trump only doing a 'little' debate prep ahead of first clash with Joe Biden
Joe Biden will face off against Donald Trump for the first time.
# never mind the ballots
Donald Trump weighs in again to question reliability of mail-in votes
Democratic nominee Joe Biden has met the family of Jacob Blake, who was shot by a white police officer.
# key dates
US election: What’s next for the Trump and Biden campaigns?
Now the Democratic and Republican national conventions are over, what lies ahead in the battle for the White House?
# Talk to Joe
Biden officially nominated to take on Trump and 'make a nation whole'
Former US presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton spoke at the virtual event.
# 11 weeks to go
A convention week like no other, but Democrats in Ireland think their candidate is well placed
Joe Biden will officially accept his party’s nomination on Thursday